TEST & MEASUREMENT

Oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, and other technologies for maintaining and trouble-shooting electronics and electro-optics

Bus simulator tool to generate bit-error-rate contours for JEDEC spec introduced by Keysight

Bus simulator tool to generate bit-error-rate contours for JEDEC spec introduced by Keysight

SANTA ROSA, Calif., 24 Oct. 2014. Keysight Technologies Inc. in Santa Rose, Calif., is introducing the DDR bus simulator tool to generate bit-error-rate (BER) contours for the JEDEC DDR memory bus specification.

Army researchers to take ideas from industry on soldier load-bearing technologies Dec. 11 and 12

Army researchers to take ideas from industry on soldier load-bearing technologies Dec. 11 and 12

NATICK, Mass., 22 Oct 2014. U.S. Army researchers plan to brainstorm with industry in December on new technologies for augmenting soldiers on the battlefield with exoskeleton devices and other load-bearing aides to help with future technology development.

Boeing tapestry Solutions takes over hardware integration and support for Navy TacMobile program

Boeing tapestry Solutions takes over hardware integration and support for Navy TacMobile program

SAN DIEGO, 22 Oct. 2014. U.S. Navy communications experts needed a contractor to provide hardware and support for the Navy's Tactical Mobile (TacMobile) program for fixed-site and mobile command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence (C4I capability. They found their solution from Tapestry Solutions, a Boeing company in San Diego.

Rugged ribbon cable for military communications, avionics, and industrial uses introduced by Molex

VME and VPX health-monitoring test and measurement instruments introduced by Orbit

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y., 22 Oct. 2014. Orbit Electronics Group in Hauppauge, N.Y., is introducing two VME embedded computing system health monitors, two 6U VPX system health monitors, and a rear transition module (RTM) for each.

Air Seeks to use existing on-board sensors to enable UAVs to sense and avoid other aircraft

Air Force seeks to use existing on-board sensors to enable UAVs to sense and avoid other aircraft

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 21 Oct. 2014. Military and industry researchers are finding ways to use existing sensors aboard manned and unmanned aircraft to enable the platform to sense and avoid other aircraft and operate safely in the National Airspace System (NAS).

Officials of the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, announced a $23.5 million contract Monday to Defense Research Associates (DRA) Inc. in Beavercreek, Ohio, for the Collision Warning Using Existing Sensors (CUES) program.

Air Force launches Space Operations Initiative to find technologies to control orbital space

Air Force launches Space Operations Initiative to find technologies to control orbital space

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 21 Oct. 2014. U.S. Air Force researchers are asking for industry's help to find technologies that will enable U.S. military forces to control orbital space above the Earth in similar ways to how they control military air space below.

Video Blog explores how gaming technology influences high-performance embedded computing

Video Blog explores how gaming technology influences high-performance embedded computing

THE MIL & AERO VIDEO BLOG, 20 Oct. 2014. What can happen when systems designers apply digital high-end gaming technology military embedded computing? The answer is a lot, as technologies such as general-purpose graphics processors (GPGPUs) -- designed originally for gamers -- yield space- and power-efficient parallel processing capability.

Embedded instrument for data acquisition and mobile instrumentation introduced by Innovative Integration

Embedded instrument for data acquisition and mobile instrumentation introduced by Innovative Integration

SIMI VALLEY, Calif., 20 Oct. 2014. Innovative Integration in Simi Valley, Calif., is introducing the ePC-Duo user-customizable, turnkey embedded instrument for distributed data acquisition and mobile instrumentation applications.

Australian navy buys L-3 Link flight simulators for EA-18G pilot training and mission rehearsal

Australian navy buys L-3 Link flight simulators for EA-18G pilot training and mission rehearsal

ORLANDO, Fla., 17 Oct. 2014. U.S. Navy simulation and training experts are asking the L-3 Communications Corp. Link Simulation & Training segment in Arlington, Texas, to build simulation, training, and mission rehearsal equipment for Australian navy EA-18G Growler electronic warfare jet aircraft crews.

PC-based USB spectrum analyzers for basic test and measurement routines introduced by Saelig

PC-based USB spectrum analyzers for basic test and measurement routines introduced by Saelig

FAIRPORT, N.Y., 17 Oct. 2014. Saelig Company Inc. in Fairport, N.Y., is introducing TSA range of spectrum analyzers, which are USB-stick-sized miniature RF tools that are PC-connected devices able to perform many basic test and measurement routines.

TEST AND MEASUREMENT: Agilent offers multi-channel PXI-based test solution

Agilent Technologies Inc. in Santa Clara, Calif., is introducing the LTE/LTE-Advanced multi-channel PXI-based test solution to accelerate the setup of multi-channel test system configurations and enable engineers to gain deeper insight into complex carrier aggregation and spatial multiplexing MIMO designs.

TEST AND MEASUREMENT: Navy chooses Textron to provide IED jammer test equipment

U.S. Navy bomb-disposal experts needed test and measurement gear to validate the performance of equipment designed to jam RF and microwave signals intended to detonate improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

Navy scraps prototype laser weapons project for sea-based helicopters

U.S. Navy laser weapons experts say they are scrapping a plan to develop a high-energy laser weapon for manned and unmanned helicopters to perform a variety of military operations at sea.

Cyber security is more pressing than ever, yet U.S. and its allies are just getting started

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 14 Oct. 2014. Cyber warfare and cyber security are hot issues these days in the aerospace and defense electronics business. Cyber security is considered to be one of the few growth areas in the defense business, and the Pentagon is pouring millions of dollars into safeguarding the military from malicious computer hackers.

Air Forces asks Textron to upgrade military AN/USM-670 JSECST flightline test equipment

Air Forces asks Textron to upgrade military AN/USM-670 JSECST flightline test equipment

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga., 14 Oct. 2014. Flightline test experts at Textron Systems Corp. will upgrade the U.S. military AN/USM-670A Joint Service Electronic Combat Systems Tester (JSECST) to resolve severe component obsolescence issues, Air Force officials say.

Navy asks Orbital Sciences to build supersonic target drones for anti-ship missile training

Navy asks Orbital Sciences to build supersonic target drones for anti-ship missile training

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 13 Oct. 2014. Target drone experts at Orbital Sciences Corp. in Chandler, Ariz., are building supersonic target air vehicles for the U.S. Navy to help surface warship crews practice ways to detect and defeat incoming supersonic anti-ship missiles.

Navy awards $2.2 million contract to FLIR to provide IR cameras for military test ranges

Navy awards $2.2 million contract to FLIR to provide IR cameras for military test ranges

CORONA, Calif., 10 Oct. 2014. U.S. Navy surveillance experts are asking FLIR Systems Inc. in Wilsonville, Ore., to provide 25 infrared cameras for weapons practice ranges in the U.S. and Saudi Arabia under terms of a $2.2 million contract announced this week.

TE Connectivity boosts pressure sensor expertise with acquisition of American Sensor Technologies

TE Connectivity boosts pressure sensor expertise with acquisition of American Sensor Technologies

HARRISBURG, Pa., 9 Oct. 2014. Executives of interconnect technology expert TE Connectivity Ltd. in Harrisburg, Pa., are boosting their company's expertise in pressure and position sensing with their acquisition of American Sensor Technologies, Inc. in Budd Lake, N.J.

Interface to add military sensor data acquisition and distribution introduced by NAI

Interface to add military sensor data acquisition and distribution introduced by NAI

BOHEMIA, N.Y., 9 Oct. 2014. North Atlantic Industries (NAI) Inc. in Bohemia, N.Y., is introducing an enhanced Nano Interface Unit (NIU1) to add sensor data acquisition, distribution, and communication interfaces to military and aerospace embedded computers without chassis and backplane redesign.

Air Force chooses Raytheon to build next-generation radar to protect Marines from planes and missiles

Air Force chooses Raytheon to build next-generation radar to protect Marines from planes and missiles

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass., 8 Oct. 2014. Radar experts at the Raytheon Co. are beginning full-scale development of a portable search radar system intended to detect, identify and track enemy missiles as well as manned and unmanned aircraft.

Flightline technicians need a stronger voice in the test equipment business

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 7 Oct. 2014. The flightline test experts buying and specifying test equipment need to improve their communications with the technicians using that equipment, or risk playing a guessing game that could lead to the wrong choices.

Navy choosing rugged fiber optic cable from TE SubCom to connect subsea instruments

Navy choosing rugged fiber optic cable from TE SubCom to connect subsea instruments

PORT HUENEME, Calif., 6 Oct. 2014. U.S. Navy subsea instrument specialists needed optical fiber-based submarine cable to connect deep ocean measurement instruments to shore monitoring stations. They found their solution from Tyco Electronics Subsea Communications LLC (TE SubCom) in Eatontown, N.J.

Discrete-to-digital sensor IC for commercial and military avionics introduced by Holt

Discrete-to-digital sensor IC for commercial and military avionics introduced by Holt

MISSION VIEJO, Calif., 6 Oct. 2014. Holt Integrated Circuits Inc. in Mission Viejo, Calif., is introducing the HI-8428 discrete-to-digital sensor integrated circuit for a variety of commercial and military avionics applications.

Air Force Research Lab chooses seven companies to take on advanced spectrum warfare work

Air Force Research Lab chooses seven companies to take on advanced spectrum warfare work

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 3 Oct. 2014. U.S. Air Force researchers are choosing seven U.S. defense companies to participate in an adaptive spectrum warfare project to enable U.S. and allied warfighters to control communications, radar, networking, and other crucial systems in the presence of electronic warfare and cyber warfare.

Army taps Quantum Research to build imaging nano-satellites for front-line warfighters

Army taps Quantum Research to build imaging nano-satellites for front-line warfighters

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo., 2 Oct. 2014. U.S. Army strategic reconnaissance experts needed an imaging satellite company to build small satellites to provide deployed warfighters with real-time intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance imagery. They found their solution from Quantum Research International, Inc. in Huntsville, Ala.

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